18 09, 2017

Beyond Sustainable Development to Living Fully Alive

By | 2017-09-18T18:01:52+00:00 September 18th, 2017|Action, Book 2, Book 3, D. Strategic Intelligences, Designing Impact, E. Evolutionary Intelligences, H. Research, Inquiry, Integral Maps, Placecaring, Placemaking, Spirituality|4 Comments

As a radical optimist called to consider the purpose and value of the city, I have usually found the whole approach to sustainable development somewhat limiting (see previous article). The assumption which most inspires me about the city is one I learned from James Lovelock, author of the Gaia hypothesis.  Despite all the shortcomings [...]

29 08, 2017

Master Code of CARE Arises from Living Systems Principles

By | 2017-08-30T13:55:45+00:00 August 29th, 2017|A. Contexting Intelligences, B. Individual Intelligences, Book 3, C. Collective Intelligences, D. Strategic Intelligences, E. Evolutionary Intelligences, Spirituality|Comments Off on Master Code of CARE Arises from Living Systems Principles

The Master Code of CARE that lies at the heart of Integral City evolution arises from the Living Systems Principles shared by evolution biologist Elisabet Sahtouris. The paradox in Elisabet’s Principles is that they are not only biological, but are founded in the assumption that the universe is conscious. That means that the [...]

6 04, 2017

Integral City Reflective Organ – April 2017: Prototypes for a Planet of Integral Cities

By | 2017-05-17T21:30:57+00:00 April 6th, 2017|A. Contexting Intelligences, B. Individual Intelligences, C. Collective Intelligences, D. Strategic Intelligences, E. Evolutionary Intelligences, Emergence, F. Training, Inner, Integral Maps, Lifecycle, Newsletter, Outer, Spirituality|0 Comments

This newsletter is published quarterly using a cycle of perspectives on the Integral City viewed from: Planet, People, Place and Power. The theme of this issue is Planet. The design for this Integral City prototype [of sustainable community development] places emphasis on the development of the people skills in sustainable communities because this [...]

17 02, 2017

Circles of Compassion Seize the Day, Size the World

By | 2017-04-07T02:57:16+00:00 February 17th, 2017|E. Evolutionary Intelligences, Lifecycle, Master Intelligence, Spiritual intelligence, Spirituality, Storytelling - Cultures|7 Comments

2017 is moving so quickly it has been difficult for me to seize any day as it has waxed, wholed and waned. The cultural markers of New Year, Presidential Inauguration, Family Day, and Valentines have already come and gone. Wars flare. Peace is threatened. Borders are breached. For me the world outside my doorstep has [...]

21 08, 2016

A City Without People is not a City

By | 2017-04-07T02:57:19+00:00 August 21st, 2016|Building - Structures, Inner, Spirituality, Storytelling - Cultures|5 Comments

A series of articles on China’s empty cities triggers a series of Integral City thought capsules and thought experiments. China Ghost City , Photographed by Caemmerer According to a Wired article, China has built 100's of cities to house millions of people over the next 20 years. Today they stand empty. No people in [...]

13 07, 2015

10 Best Reasons to Pop-Up at Playground Lunch ITC2015

By | 2017-04-07T02:57:21+00:00 July 13th, 2015|B. Individual Intelligences, C. Collective Intelligences, city, Classroom course, D. Strategic Intelligences, E. Evolutionary Intelligences, Emergence, Master Intelligence, Spiritual intelligence, Spirituality|1 Comment

Joining MetaIntegral’s Integral Theory Conference for its fourth international event (and sponsoring the conference for the third time) Integral City has designed Pop-Up Playgrounds for three lunch times on July 17, 18, 19.  In Ballroom B (at Sonoma State University HUB) we are inviting 30 hearts and souls to Pop-Up for a “catalyzing” harvest in the Knowing [...]

1 07, 2015

Celebrating Canada’s 4 Quadrant Leaders on Canada Day

By | 2017-04-07T02:57:21+00:00 July 1st, 2015|A. Contexting Intelligences, B. Individual Intelligences, C. Collective Intelligences, city, D. Strategic Intelligences, E. Evolutionary Intelligences, Ecosphere, Emergence, H. Research, Integral Maps, Master Intelligence, Spirituality, Storytelling - Cultures|0 Comments

What better way to celebrate Canada Day than to flash the fireworks of July 1 onto the 4 Quadrants of Canada's cohort of Integral Leaders? ©2014 Aboriginal Nations Education, Greater Victoria School Board, BC, CanadaArtist Jamin ZurowskiBear/UL. Wolf /LL. Raven/UR. Salmon/LR.This Totem is a Gift used with permission on this Canada Issue. Please do reproduce without [...]

21 06, 2015

Pope Francis Calls for Integral Ecology

By | 2017-04-07T02:57:21+00:00 June 21st, 2015|C. Collective Intelligences, E. Evolutionary Intelligences, Level 8 Turquoise, Level 9 Coral, Master Intelligence, Spirituality|4 Comments

Pope Francis is calling for an ecological reframing for the faithful in his sweeping new encyclical on the environment. In “Laudato Si,” or “Be Praised” (or “Praised Be,”). He addresses issues that individuals must take responsibility for, as well as larger collectives - including cities. Pope Francis warns of harming nature, the costs of industrial pollution, resource [...]

20 12, 2013

Meta Blog 2013 – Integral City Field Notes for Practitioners, Catalysts and Meshworkers

By | 2017-04-07T02:57:27+00:00 December 20th, 2013|A. Contexting Intelligences, B. Individual Intelligences, C. Collective Intelligences, city, D. Strategic Intelligences, E. Evolutionary Intelligences, F. Training, G. Levels: Developmental/Evolutionary, H. Research, Spirituality|0 Comments

Here is the Integral City 2013 Meta Blog. It connects Integral City Practitioners, Catalysts and Meshworkers to the Planet, Principles, Prosperity, Practise and Potentials that energized us in 2013. 15 Years of Integral City – A Brief History of the Basics (Meeting of the Minds Conference - Toronto, ON) Systems Thinking for Cities (Waterlution, Toronto, [...]